Hello to all, Thank you for your warm welcome to your Forum. Two years ago I was diagnosed with Type 2. I had been feeling tired and had two dime sized discolorations on my right leg. They didn’t hurt or itch but it was something new. My wife urged me to see my doctor and I did. My BG was 312, as tested in the office. That was the beginning of the diagnoses. Since that time I have attended Diabetes Diet classes and done some amateur research on the disease, as Im sure most of you have.One of the recommendations at the Diet classes was that we Diabetics should try to have 15 choices of Carbs per day, one Carb being 15grams. I find it difficult to meet that goal on a daily basis.
I have a veritable cocktail of pills to take daily. 2000mg of Metformin, 40mg of Simvastatin, 20mg of Lisinoprill, 75mg of Plavix, 2mg od Glimepiride, 80mg Baby aspirin and three fish oil tabs. Some like the plavix are for cholesterol ( I had a Stent placed in my aorta a year ago due to a blockage.)
I am due to return to my Doctor in Nov. I have noticed my BG was higher than I would have liked in the last two months, 150 to 180, Im not sure why.
About two weeks ago my Daughter suggested I start juicing vegetables, something she has done for years. I thought it was something that may not help but also something that would do no harm. I had an old juice machine gathering dust in the kitchen, almost forgotten but still operable. So I started juicing. Carrots, Apples, Kale, Green beans, Brussel Sprouts and the list goes on to include Bitter Melon (which is supposed to lower BG and be beneficial to Diabetics) and a scoop of wheatgrass in each glass… My blood glucose has lowered to the normal level, my readings are from 95 to 111 with a huge spike of 230 when I juiced Pineapple and other fruits. Too much of a sugar shock I’m sure. I have not juiced fruits since that one time.
I wonder if anyone else has had any experience with juicing. I seem to feel better and have some more energy. Something my 67 year old body can certainly use. I have enjoyed the juice so much I have purchased a new juice machine to replace my old clunker of a machine. Thank you if you have read to this point of a long post. I look forward to your comments.